Historic Preservation

Renovating Property in the Historic District

Established in 1992, the Takoma Park Historic District is the largest historic district in Montgomery County and includes several residential and commercial neighborhoods including Takoma Old Town and Takoma Junction.

A Historic Area Work Permit (HAWP) external link icon is required prior to undertaking any proposed changes to the exterior of a structure or to the environmental setting of the site in the historic district. This includes moving, demolishing or altering the exterior of a house, building or other structure. Applications are reviewed by the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) external link icon and must be approved before a permit for the work may be issued.

Changes to the exterior of any commercial property in the Takoma Park Historic District requires the approval by the City's Facade Advisory Board (FAB) prior to review by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Searching for Property in the Historic District

To search for properties listed in the “Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites in Montgomery County” use the Historic Preservation Interactive Mapexternal link icon The Historic Preservation Plan (1992) which describes each historic resource in Takoma Park can be purchased from:

Montgomery County Silver Spring Planning Office Information Counter
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (MAP external link icon)

Learn more about the City’s history in the About Takoma Park section of the site.

Additional Historic Preservation Resources

Funding Resources

Design Guidelines and Technical Assistance

Historic Preservation Organizations

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